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Easy Slow Cooker Chili with Avocado Salsa | #recipe #slowcooker

Easy Slow Cooker Chili with Avocado Salsa

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x


Make it ahead! This chili is made easy in the slow cooker, then topped with a refreshing fresh salsa.




  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 3/4 cup diced onion
  • 3/4 cup diced green bell pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 (15.5 oz) cans kidney beans, drained
  • 1 (15.5 oz) can great northern beans, undrained
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Avocado Salsa

  • 2 Avocados from Mexico, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 23 small to medium tomatoes, diced
  • 1 jalepeno, ribs and seeds removed, finely diced
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup cilantro, chopped


  1. For the chili:
  2. In a medium skillet, cook the ground beef until mostly browned. Add in the onion and bell pepper and cook an additional 3-4 minutes. Add in the garlic and cook for 1 more minute.
  3. Add the beef mixture to a slow cooker. Stir in the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, beans, chili powder, cumin and salt. Cook on low for at least 4 hours (but it can be cooked all day long).
  4. For the salsa:
  5. Combine all ingredients and serve over the chili. All ingredients can be combined ahead of time except the avocado. Wait until serving to add the avocado.